Iran Launches First Extra-Heavy Crude Refinery In Southern Island


TEHRAN, Jan 15 (NNN-ISNA) – The first phase of extra-heavy crude refinery was inaugurated by the Iranian President, Ebrahim Raisi, in the southern island of Qeshm, yesterday. The complex, which is Iran’s first extra-heavy crude refinery, will promote the export of by-products of crude refinement, such as bitumen, said the report.

According to the official news agency IRNA, Gholamhossein Ramezanpour, an energy official, said on Thursday that, by operating this refinery, 35,000 barrels per day of high quality bitumen will be produced.

Euro 2005 standards and environmental issues have been taken into account, in the refinery’s output, which would help the refinery’s exports, Ramezanpour told IRNA.

By exploiting this production unit, 400 people will be directly employed and more than 1,000 others will be indirectly engaged in related job opportunities.


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